From Senegal to St. Louis, the world wastes an astonishing amount of food every year. So why is it so hard to cut down on leftovers, save the environment, and feed the hungry?
How the obscenely rich are becoming the new dictators of the 21st century.
Or why the Pentagon needs to think big and look to the past in order to prepare for the chaotic technowars of the future.
Why the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are increasingly at odds.
The sad, dangerous lessons of America's budget standoff.
What can we learn from the ultimate sci-fi geek chart of warships?
Forty years after the Arab oil embargo, new technologies are dramatically reshaping the geopolitics of the Middle East.
America's using front companies, break-in artists, and hacktivists to spy on everyone -- and only North Korea seems able to resist.
Meet the social worker turned nuclear negotiator who's trying to keep Iran from getting the bomb.
Flournoy, Kendall are seen as leading successors.
Welcome to the Fed, Janet Yellen. Now, can you please save a global economy teetering on the brink of collapse?
Breaking up may be hard to do, but it's the GOP's best chance for survival.
Obama’s trying to tank the markets to win the budget fight. Problem is, that might not work -- and Republicans just don’t care.
The far-out, incredibly earnest argument for why the U.S. should merge with its northern neighbor.
The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?
Blame profits, politics -- and a huge growth in secrecy-obsessed institutions.
Qatar Airways sits reporters in vibrating seats, loads them with 39-year-old wine, and never explicitly asks for glowing press coverage.
Why the U.S. should grant Iranian journalists freedom to report, outside a 25-mile radius of New York.
Why a Meatloaf song should guide the U.S. approach to Iran, Syria, and Israel-Palestine.
When the Pentagon tried to save its awful TV channel, it called in Washington's most infamous TV producer-turned-party-thrower.
Frustrated with Obama's Syria speech? Here are two better ones he could have given.
As we mark the anniversary of the death of Chris Stevens, there are some in Washington who'd like to turn the drones loose on Benghazi. Here's why that would be a bad idea.